TRAVIS COUNTY, Texas (KXAN) - Travis County officials are investigating a murder-suicide that happened early Wednesday morning after the bodies of Kevin Williams, 35, and Sylvia Richardson, 37, were found in a home in northeast Travis County.
Sheriff's office spokesman Roger Wade said the discovery happened at 2011 Margalene Way #A, which is off of Wells Branch Parkway, around 5 a.m. Wednesday.
Deputies said a neighbor heard gunshots and called police.
Public records show the property is a rental and the owner lives in California.
Friends and family of the both victims gathered at a home across the street but declined to speak with media.
Neighbors said they were shocked to wake up and find their neighbors' home surrounded in crime scene tape. They said the home was a gathering spot for all the young kids in the neighborhood; children and at least one teenager lived in the home.
"They seemed like real nice people," said Joseph Brown, neighbor. "I saw them just a couple days before and came out this morning and saw the police cars and heard what happened and it really touched my heart."
Brown described the couple as religious.
"It's tragic. The only thing I can do is pray for them," Brown added.
Next-door neighbor Tequila Richardson said her kids played at the house Tuesday.
"They seemed very family-oriented," said Richardson. "Never seen any arguments or things like that. Seen them a few days ago and they were planting grass."
Police said Richardson had recently broken up with Williams and it appears he came to her house, shot and killed her and then shot and killed himself.
Neighbors said this is unusual for the neighborhood that is typically quiet.
"It is surprising that something like this happened in this neighborhood," said Washington.
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